Top 10 Skills
for New World of Work
by: Michelle L Casto
There are many changes coming in
the world of work, such as increased competition, the need for more education
and certifications, and the trend to change careers 5-7 times in a lifetime. No
matter what job or career path you decide to take, there are some basic skills
that all employers look for. To succeed in the modern world of work, keep your
skill set up- to- date. The following is a list of the top ten skills needed
for the new world of work.
Communication is the ability to
effectively communicate your thoughts and ideas in person, on paper, and over
the telephone. It involves listening to others and being open to other
viewpoints and opinions.
What communication skills can you
Creativity is the ability to
think and act “out of the box.” To be creative is to discover new and
innovative ways of thinking and doing things.
How can you be more creative?
Understanding technology is the
willingness to utilize computer systems, the latest software, etc.. Embracing
technology means using the computer in your daily life and on the job.
What do you need to embrace
4. Team Work
Team work is the ability to work
effectively in a team situation. It is being able to utilize the right people
to get the best results and being willing to lead and to follow.
What do you can you be counted
on to bring to a team?
Flexibility is the ability to
“go with the flow.” To be flexible, you change on an as-needed basis, with the
ability to “change hats” frequently.
How can you bend and stretch
6. Information Management
Managing information is the
ability to know where to get needed information---to search, locate, and
retrieve it. This may involve utilizing various resources, whether they be
people, printed materials, or the vast world of technology.
Where do you need to go to get
the information you need?
7. Self Management
Self management is the ability
to manage oneself in personal and professional situations. When you manage
yourself, you are able to respond appropriately to stressful situations.
How can you more effectively
8. Customer Care
To care for the customer is the
ability to care about the needs and concerns of other people, especially those
you serve. It is to “go the extra mile” for your customers or clients.
In what ways can you go “the
extra mile” for others?
To have character is to project
a positive image by acting in a manner that reflects trust, confidence,
honesty, and integrity.
What kind of character do you
want to project?
10. Personal Development
To develop personally is the
ability to continuously improve upon one’s skill set. It is to be dedicated to
How can you commit to lifelong
It is never too early to develop
these key skills. And, with practice and commitment, you will become the kind
of worker employers are looking for.
About The Author
Michelle L. Casto is a Whole
Life Coach, Speaker and author of Get Smart! About Modern Career Development:
A Personal Guide to Creating Your Life’s Work. www.getsmartseries.com and www.brightlightcoach.com
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